Research

Research

Links on Data to Support Solar Cooker Research.

These links are provided for those who are conducting research on solar cooker design, development or deployment around the world. Climate maps should be consulted to determine the average level of solar radiation present in a location before deciding if it is suitable for a project.

Energy Projects:

The need for improved solar cookers
http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Patricia_McArdle

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE)
http://www.safefuelandenergy.org/about/index.cfm

Earth Data:

Position of the Sun during one day
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/AltAz.php

NASA Solar Energy Parameters for Solar Cooking
https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/sse/grid.cgi?email=skip@larc.nasa.gov

NASA Worldview – daily satellite imagery
https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/

Weather Satellite Images – Africa
http://en.sat24.com/en/af

Climate data:

Maps of Solar Radiation (DNI) – Use these to assess suitability for solar cooking
http://solargis.info/doc/free-solar-radiation-maps-DNI

NASA Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System
http://ceres.larc.nasa.gov/

NASA Earth Observations – Solar Insolation
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=CERES_INSOL_M

NASA Earth Observations – Cloud Fraction
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=MYDAL2_M_CLD_FR

Centers for Atmospheric Research (UCAR/NCAR) Cloud Observations
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=MYDAL2_M_CLD_FR

Air Pollution:

WHO Reports on Indoor Air Pollution
http://www.who.int/indoorair/en/

EPA Cookstove Research Update 2014
http://www.dukeenergyhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Jetter-RTP-Cookstoves-Symposium.pdf

NASA Earth Observations – Active Fires
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=MOD14A1_M_FIRE

NASA Earth Observations – Aerosol Optical Thickness
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=MODAL2_M_AER_OD

NASA Earth Observations – Aerosol Particle Radius
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=MODAL2_M_AER_RA

NASA Atmospheric Black Carbon Density
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=3668

Global Annual PM2.5 Grids 1998-2012
http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/sdei

Geographical Information:

GeoNames viewer
http://geonames.nga.mil/namesviewer/

NASA Earth Observations – Population density
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=SEDAC_POP

NASA Earth Observations – Vegetation Index
http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=MOD13A2_M_NDVI

Solar Measurement Instrumentation:

NREL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory
http://www.nrel.gov/midc/srrl_bms/

Solar Measurement and Instrumentation Data Center, NREL
http://www.nrel.gov/midc/

NOAA Atmosphere Satellite Data
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/atmosphere/clavr/index.html

Instruments for Monitoring Solar Radiation
http://www.instesre.org/Solar/Solar_home_page.htm